Jersey · Multi-needle · Needles · Singer

Sewing fine jersey with a twin needle

The finest jersey doesn't do well on a regular sewing machine - you can never get a flexible enough stitch that doesn't go pop when the jersey stretches in wear. For this reason I normally use one of my long bobbin machines to sew it, and with great success. To me, this is the only… Continue reading Sewing fine jersey with a twin needle

Feed mechanism · Singer · Transverse shuttle

The secret of Singer 48K

Singer 48K is a transverse shuttle machine like no other: it can make a flexible stitch with up to 60% stretch on the finest jersey. I haven't found another type of machine that can do that. But how does it do it? What's the secret? First I thought it was the feed because it's different… Continue reading The secret of Singer 48K

Attachments · Buttonholes · Jersey · Singer · Transverse shuttle

Buttons and buttonholes with a transverse shuttle machine

Impossible! It doesn't do zig-zag. True. But possible. 😁 I made a pair of long-sleeved tops out of fine viscose jersey, so I used my Singer 48K to get that flexible stitch with 60% stretch. Now I need to make buttonholes in the cuffs. I'm fussy about the feel of my clothes, so I did… Continue reading Buttons and buttonholes with a transverse shuttle machine

Jersey · Singer · Transverse shuttle

Sewing the finest jersey with Singer 48K

My Singer 48K is set up for sewing fine jersey - from single knit light weight to the finest lightest jersey available to buy these days. I already described in detail why this machine is so wonderful, but it has never been easy to find just the right combination of various parameters for that perfect… Continue reading Sewing the finest jersey with Singer 48K